ESPN today released their first set of 2014 NFL Power Rankings for the first time since the Draft in May. At that time, the Miami Dolphins were considered the 24th best team, a six spot fall from where they were when the NFL season ended in December. How are the Dolphins doing now, without any real meaningful football having been played yet?
They are moving up. The Dolphins find themselves ranked 22nd in this week's edition of the power rankings, up two spots and moving ahead of the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams. The new position finds them one spot behind AFC East division rivals, the New York Jets, and seven spots ahead of the Buffalo Bills. Rounding out the AFC East, the New England Patriots moved up one spot to grab the third overall position.
Of the Dolphins' newest ranking, ESPN writes:
If the brand-new offensive line can keep Ryan Tannehill upright, the Dolphins' offense could be interesting. Jarvis Landry and Knowshon Moreno will join Mike Wallace, Charles Clay and Lamar Miller.
What do you think of Miami's ranking? Is it realistic? Too high? Too low?